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About

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Credentials

Registered Clinical Counsellor

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Member #3720

M.Ed Counselling Psychology SFU

M.Ed Educational Philosophy UBC

B.Ed Queen's University

B.A. Honours Queen's University

Our sessions will based in a trauma-informed, emotion-focused, experiential, and relational perspective with careful attention to your mind, body and heart connection. I focus on creating a trusting therapeutic relationship where you can explore and process difficult experiences and emotions using strategies and techniques drawn from narrative therapy, attachment theory, existential psychology, and mindfulness.

 

By slowing down and accessing difficult experiences and emotions, greater space for vitality, flexibility and ease can open up in your life and help you release the bonds of old narratives.

With the support of counselling your natural capacity for learning, healing, and growth can emerge leading to a more authentic and meaningful relationship both with yourself and in your relationships with others.

Common challenges that clients bring to counselling include:

  • Anxiety                                              

  • Critical incident/trauma

  • Depression

  • Low self esteem

  • Grief and loss

  • Panic attacks

  • Relationship and family issues

  • Parent - Child/Teen Conflict

  • Substance Use for Coping

  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation

  • Disordered Eating 

  • Life Transitions and Changes

  • Stress

  • Communication issues

  • Gender & Sexuality 

  • Dreams and Nightmares

  • Intimacy issues

  • Childhood abuse 

  • Workplace issues and burnout

It is not necessary to have a particular problem in order to seek counselling. Many people seek therapy to increase their level of awareness and live a fuller, more whole-hearted life.